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Eddie Van Halen Believes He Got Throat Cancer From Sucking On His Metal Guitar Pick, Reports Claim

November 28, 2019 18:25

Cancer is a life-threatening disease, so receiving a cancer diagnosis can be extremely scary. Sadly, but anyone can develop cancer and our favorite celebrities can get it too.

According to reports, Eddie Van Halen is suffering from throat cancer. What is throat cancer and why does it develop?

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Throat cancer means that cancerous tumors are found in the throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils. According to Cancer.Net, laryngeal cancer is one of the most common types of head and neck cancer. It is estimated that an estimated 12,410 adults in the US will be diagnosed with this condition in 2019 alone.

Eddie Van Halen's throat cancer

TMZ has reported that Eddie Van Halen is currently struggling with throat cancer and is shuttling between the United States and Germany to get treatment.

The publication reported that the musician has been treating his condition for many years as he was diagnosed in 2000. It was reported that Eddie believes his metal guitar pick is to blame for causing the condition as he would often cradle it in his mouth.

After being diagnosed, doctors reportedly removed 1/3 of his tongue as part of the treatment and when the cancer cells appear on his throat, doctors would scrape them out.

Sources told TMZ that Eddie has been flying to Germany to receive radiation and for the most part, his disease is being kept in check. Insiders are reportedly unsure of his current health status but it's generally believed that he's doing okay.

Prayers from fans

Fans of Eddie Van Halen have been sending nothing but their best wishes since the reports surfaced.

Those who love and support the singer are understandably worried about his health following these reports and they hope that he gets better. We hope to get a confirmed positive update about the singer's state soon enough.

Anyone can develop cancer, but it can be treatable when found early. It is important to visit your doctor regularly to keep your health under control.

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